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Alimta ® (pemetrexed for injection)
How to store Alimta® (pemetrexed) unreconstituted vials?
Unopened vials of pemetrexed should be stored at temperatures of 20°C to 25°C.
Unreconstituted vials of pemetrexed should be
stored at temperatures up to 30°C (86°F), and
protected from extreme conditions such as high humidity and unsafe temperatures etc.1
Pemetrexed vials have a 36-month shelf-life when stored as directed in the product label.2
If unreconstituted vials of pemetrexed were accidentally stored in the refrigerator between 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F), they must be returned to storage conditions as directed in the label for further storage until the vials are used or expire. Accidental refrigeration of unreconstituted vials does not impact the safety or quality of the product; however, refrigerated pemetrexed vials must be allowed to return to room temperature before being used to ensure proper dissolution of the drug product upon reconstitution.1
Is it light sensitive?
Pemetrexed is not light sensitive.1
2. Alimta [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands
Date of Last Review: November 23, 2020